His Pathways Are Smooth...
Often it is said that to follow Him
is a painful road causing heartache within.
For surely the believers in the past
were smitten severely from first to last.
One wonders why the believers suffered so?
Was it punishment or a need to help them
Well, Iíll share a secret I know to be true.
A precious secret that will help guide you.
What father smiteth his child for following him?
What father punisheth his child without any
Neither doth our Father in Heaven above
who is the author and finisher of undying
It is true that sometimes lessons need be learned,
so that everlasting truths can be
But the Father doth not use abandonment or tricks
and the Son watches over us as a hen with
Itís when we wander off the path He has laid out
that our life becomes filled with trouble
Though tragedy can be inflicted by the freedom of others,
when we break commandments, our happiness
And though some pain is through no fault of our own,
most comes from not doing as the Lord has
But even after all, even our worst transgression,
They help us make the best of a bad
Nay, They never leave us nor laugh at our pain,
instead, figure a way for our happiness to
And divine laws, here to teach, lead and sooth,
will one day show Godís pathways are
Yea, though believers are held down and abused by some,
they will be lifted up and exalted in the
world to come.
Where milk and honey will be purchased without price;
and in the mansions of our Father, weíll be
heirs with Christ.
up your heads, and rejoice, and put your trust in God..."
Officer Samuel Jeppsen #3751, (Ret) R#
140 October, 2003c